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Such was the activity of the youth of Curtis. Nor was it less signal in after years, though, having resigned his commission in the Navy in 1824, (at the time of his marriage) it displayed itself in another sphere of usefulness and duty. His fellow-citizens were familiar with him particularly as Superintendant of the Boston and Worcester Rail Road, in which office he remained till his decease.1

Somewhere in the vicinity of Green-briar Path, it is understood that a monument is to be erected, by the subscriptions of friends, to the memory of the late lamented Thomas G. Fessenden, author of several popular works, and for many years Editor of the New England Farmer.

Resuming now our walk up Central Avenue, and passing a monument which bears the name of “Stillman Lothrop,” we come to a handsome white marble column on the left, inscribed thus: “To Hannah Adams, Historian of the Jews, and Reviewer of the Christian Sects, this is erected by her Female Friends. First tenant of Mount Auburn, she died Dec. 15th, 1831, aged 76.”

On Beech Avenue will be seen a monument erected by “S. F. Coolidge,” with the inscription, “The gift of God is eternal life.”

On the same Avenue is Dr. J. Bigelow's,--a round unfinished column of marble, with a festoon of olive leaves hung about it near the top; and farther onward two granite obelisks, with the names of “Stone,” and “Stephens.”

1 This sketch is founded on an article in the Daily advertiser.

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